Business Model and Funding

The Interaction Design Foundation is a labour of love and run by hundreds of volunteers and hard-working authors. As you have already guessed, producing and providing top-grade educational materials on this scale is a cost-intensive mission. And since we insist that our millions of readers get free access—we need funding.

In a nutshell, the big puzzle we have spent the last twelve years solving is: How do we produce enormously costly educational materials and course while insisting to maintain incredibly low membership costs?

We have three sources of income, which are:

  1. Sponsorships
  2. Our membership organization
  3. Donations

How can you help?

We believe there is no more measurable, scalable and high impact way to educate the world than to help us !

If you do one of the above, you add to the pool of funding and thus speed up our efforts.

 

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Julie and Don Norman
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